The blog post was written by Xavier Courouble for the Warren M. Robbins Library, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Léopold more »
Before summer ends, it might be nice to take a little mental holiday. How about a tour of Paris, circa 1898? And why not throw in a book of pretty pictures with a built-in mini-mystery?
What better day to celebrate one of our favorite French fashion periodicals than January 15th – known in some corners of the internet as “National Hat Day”. In the pages of Gazette du Bon Ton, fantastic head adornments certainly abound:
Emmanuelle Couvert has joined the Libraries’ book conservation lab for a three month internship. She is a 4th year student in the book conservation program at the Institut National du Patrimoine in Paris.
Belt Life Preserver, Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History, Master Tire and Rubber Company (Manufacturer) 50 Mission Crush Hat, Armed Forces History, Division of more »
Before the summer ends, don some fabulous bathing attire and head for the beach – but don't forget the sunscreen!—Elizabeth Periale Journal des dames et des modes, 1914